Performance art

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Suzanne Lacy: What Kind of City? review – art that breaks down borders
The US artist’s projects have helped raise cleaners’ wages and shone a spotlight on unpaid labour. Would this insightful show have the same energy?

Hannah Clugston

29, Nov, 2021 @3:13 PM

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Jimmie Durham obituary
Controversial artist whose work explored Native American imagery and themes

Oliver Basciano

26, Nov, 2021 @6:22 PM

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Stop, look and listen: artists’ startling responses to the climate crisis
Dorset’s Inside Out festival brought audiences closer to nature with rock star-guided rambles, dirt-digging dances and a globe suspended in woodland

Chris Wiegand

27, Sep, 2021 @4:35 PM

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‘They call us bewitched’: the DRC performers turning trash into art – photo essay
Dolls found in rubbish dumps, radio parts and discarded flip-flops are among items used to create surreal costumes by a Kinshasa collective highlighting political and environmental issues

Kris Pannecoucke

20, Aug, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Anne Bean: ‘People said Yoko Ono ruined the Beatles. I think the Beatles ruined her’
The performance artist on her new 10-hour work, rethinking her distance from feminism, and why she told Malcolm McLaren her avant garde covers band was ‘unmanageable’

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

18, Aug, 2021 @3:31 PM

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Home truths about working in offices | Brief letters
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Letters

13, Aug, 2021 @2:59 PM

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‘I’m not Jeff Koons!’ – the endurance crawls, weird texts and guerrilla brilliance of Pope.L
Pope.L started out doing performance art because it was cheap, once crawling through a city in a Superman outfit. Now all the big museums want his often racially charged work. As a rare show opens in Britain, he looks back

Oliver Basciano

18, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Artist Tino Sehgal: ‘Human interaction has become much more palpable’
As an ‘artist of conversation’ who draws visitors into unexpected situations, Sehgal is an intriguing choice for Blenheim Palace’s summer exhibition

Tim Adams

11, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘I had designed it a little too small’: Abraham Poincheval on spending a week inside a sculpture of himself
He’s lived within a boulder, hatched a nest of hen’s eggs, and now plans to encase himself in a beehive. Is this France’s most extreme performance artist –and how does he go to the toilet?

Fleur Macdonald

05, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Meet Little Amal, the puppet girl refugee about to walk 8,000km
Later this month, a giant puppet will trek from the Syria-Turkey border to Manchester, in a moving-theatre show of solidarity with asylum seekers

Claire Armitstead

04, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Hundreds of dancers perform living flipbook to open Manchester international festival
Sea Change by French choreographer Boris Charmatz saw professional and amateur dancers perform unique ‘funny, awkward movements’

Alex Mistlin

02, Jul, 2021 @1:26 PM

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‘It took every cell in my body to the edge’: on Black tenderness in Australian art
It takes a lot of strength to display vulnerability in a hostile world. Shantel Wetherall spoke to artists who are taking that risk

Shantel Wetherall

07, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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